RICHLAND, Wash. – A new survey finds most Northwest residents would not mind seeing a wind farm from their home.
DHM Research asked 1,200 residents in Washington, Idaho and Oregon about their energy concerns. Seventy-five percent said they would not mind living near wind farms. DHM Research’s John Horvick says these results track with previous polls. DHM Research conducted a similar poll last year and found more enthusiastic support.
“There is a slight decline in those strongly support categories, but still folks are overwhelmingly supportive of the idea of having a wind farm within sight of their home.”
Northwesterners also want to see more renewable energy in the mix. Idahoans were more willing to add nuclear power than those in other states. Seventy five percent in both Washington and Oregon said they don’t want to live within 50 miles of a nuclear plant. Among Idaho residents, 62 percent shared that point of view.
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